How monetary nationalism wrought havoc, but cryptocurrency can save us
DECEMBER 17, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER
For a hundred years, central bankers have tried to bring scientific management to money. And in that time, we've seen a string of failures. Can cryptocurrency replace this monstrous system?
Stimulus boosters assume their conclusions
DECEMBER 17, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY
Don't trust empirical "proof" when the alleged evidence assumes as true the very issue under dispute.
Sometimes the hysteria just isn’t backed by the data
DECEMBER 16, 2014 by MAX BORDERS
Here are 10 examples of popular, explosive narratives that, when considered through a more dispassionate lens, get defused.
It is time we applied the fundamental lesson of competition to our supposed protectors
DECEMBER 16, 2014 by JULIAN ADORNEY
Competition forces organizations to improve their services, and the police could really use improvement.
Crowdfunding may seem new, but it has a long history
DECEMBER 15, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding platforms represent the first steps in restoring American finance's innovative spirit.
A "Bill of Rights Day" Is Not on the Calendar
DECEMBER 15, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED
A free people don't have to wait for Congress to declare a holiday. We can celebrate now.
The problem is not just benighted cops, but overcriminalization
DECEMBER 10, 2014 by MICHAEL MUNGER
Decriminalize normal, nonviolent activity, and the police will have fewer excuses to harass people they don't like -- people who often can't fight back.
Innovation and entrepreneurship can make you freer
DECEMBER 09, 2014 by MAX BORDERS, JEFFREY A. TUCKER
This "50 ways" phenomenon is the mechanism by which humanity evolves away from power and toward peaceful and voluntary cooperation.
You are your most important project for liberty
DECEMBER 08, 2014 by JACOB H. HUEBERT
Leonard Read called for every libertarian to focus on the one unit of society he is certainly capable of improving: himself.
“Voodoo economics” versus straw-man arguments
DECEMBER 03, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY
Those who deride the theoretical apparatus of supply-side economics -- the Laffer curve -- are attacking straw men.